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A book that's hard to put down, I'm sure many readers will enjoy it. Also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator for a more simplistic explanation of what motivates people and gives them incentives to do what they do.
Much of the research is presented informally (this is a popular-level book, after all) which makes Freakonomics very easy to read. Given my vast inexperience in the field of economics, this is a welcome style; as I complain about popular-level physics books, however, I imagine Freakonomics suffers at the hands of graduate students across the social sciences for playing to such a wide audience. Speaking of wide audiences, I also found that nearly all the material in Freakonomics was covered by their early podcast episodes, which again are quite popular.
Overall, I give Freakonomics four stars. It's a good read for its particular examples, but anyone with even a basic versing in statistics will find many of the behind-the-scenes explanations (correlation != causation, who knew?) unsurprising.
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I bought if for my dad, who is an avid reader. Not sure what he will think of this one. But I have heard lots of buzz about the book.Published 9 days ago by Dawn
Ordered this book on the recommendation of many of my colleagues and wasn't disappointed at all. If you are looking to read a book that gives you a different perspective on things... Read morePublished 2 months ago by G Briske
mind-blowing and insightful! Captured my attention right away.Published 7 months ago by Vicky Szymanski